University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health

Professional Summary

  • 1981-2006 Instructor, Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Social Medicine, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • 2001- Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health and Health Services, George Washington University, Washington DC, USA
  • 2007- Associate Professor of Social Medicine, School of Public Health and Community Medicine. Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • 2010-present Professor, Department of Health Promotion, Social and Behavioral Health, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center


  • MD   Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo- Uruguay, 1972
  • MPH   Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1978

Research Interests

Mother and child health; evaluation of health services and intervention programs, focusing on inequalities among population groups; unintentional injuries and violence in children and adolescents.

Selected Publications

  • Gofin J and Gofin R.  Essentials of Community Health. Jones and Bartlett Learning. Sudbury, Massachusetts, 2010.
  • Korn T, Katz-Lerer M, Meyer S. Gofin R. (2007). How do children with special needs travel with their parents? Observed versus reported use of vehicle restraints. Pediatrics  119:e637-642. 
  • Gofin J, Gofin R. (2007). Atención primaria orientada a la comunidad: un modelo de salud pública en la atención primaria de la salud. Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública / Panamerican Journal of Public Health 21;177-184.  In Spanish.
  • Cui F-Q, Gofin R. (2007). Immunization coverage and its determinants in children aged 12-23 months in Gansu, China. Vaccine 25:664-671.
  • Gofin R. (2005). Preparedness and response to terrorism: A framework for public health action. Eur J Public Health 15:101-104. 
  • Gofin R, Avitzour M, Haklai Z, Jellin N. (2002). Injury inequalities: Morbidity and mortality of 0-17 year olds in Israel. Int J Epidemiol 31:593-599. 
  • Sgan Cohen HD, Kleinfeld-Mansbach I, Haver ER, Gofin R. (2001). Community oriented oral health promotion for infants in Jerusalem: evaluation of a program trial. J Public Health Dent 61:107-113.
  • Gofin R, Avitzour M, Haklai Z, Jellin N. (2000). Intentional injuries among the young: Presentation to emergency rooms, hospitalizations and death in Israel. J Adol Health 27;434-442.

Professional Affiliations

  • International Society of Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention - Founding Member 
  • International Epidemiology Association
  • American Public Health Association
  • Ad hoc reviewer: Accident Analysis and Prevention, American Journal of Public Health, Annals of Epidemiology, Archives of Diseases in Childhood, BioMed Central Public Health, British Medical Journal, European Journal of Public Health, Injury Prevention- Member of the Editorial Board  (1995-2000), International Journal of Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, International Journal of Equity and Health, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, Social Science & Medicine

contact rosa gofin
Rosa Gofin MD, MPH

984395 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4365
Phone:  402-559-9395
Fax:  402-559-3773